Pape Gaye

President & CEO, IntraHealth International

Pape Gaye is a native of Senegal and a lifelong advocate for health workers, strong health systems, and access to health care for all.

As president and CEO of IntraHealth International, he has helped make human resources for health—and the health workforce’s role in helping us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals—a crucial part of the worldwide conversation on global health.

Gaye began his career with the US Peace Corps, and went on to work with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now he draws on three decades of leadership in international health and development as he oversees work in 40+ countries to strengthen their health workforces and health systems.

From ministries of health to private-sector partners to local health workers, Gaye forges strong collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders to meet the enormous health challenges we face in low- and middle-income countries. Gaye holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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